Allegiant Air Announces 17 New Routes
Allegiant Air has announced 17 new routes and 2 new cities that will be served. All the new routes will be to current Allegiant destinations which include Las Vegas (LAS), Orlando Sanford (SFB), St Pete-Clearwater (PIE), Punta Gorda (PGD), and Fort Lauderdale (FLL). In the past Allegiant has focused on only serving smaller cities to their destinations but they have been adding larger cities recently and this announcement is no exception. Both San Antonio (SAT) and Kansas City (MCI) will both see new service from Allegiant. While all the new routes will only operate 2x weekly it is always great to see new routes and increases in capacity. All the new routes are captured in the image above but for specifics please see the official announcement.
Southwest Schedule Extended Through April 11th, 2016
Yesterday Southwest Airlines extended their booking schedule for dates between March 9th, 2016 to April 11th, 2016 which means it is now the perfect time to book your spring break trips. This is a pretty tame schedule extension with no new international service or new cities being announced. Most of the additions fall in line with the spring break travel with frequency adjustments and seasonal additions to Florida destinations with the focus on Fort Myers (RSW). The only really interesting new route is from Omaha (OMA) to Washington DC (DCA) as daily service. New routes from DCA are hard to come by which leads into the other announcement…
Full details on Southwest frequencies adjusts. Just note this is comparing the schedule from January 2016 to March 2016 which is not apples to apples. A better comparison would be from March 2015 to March 2016 but it is better than nothing!
American Airlines Files for Lansing (LAN) to Washington DC (DCA)
Back to DCA… Recently Sun Country Airlines cancelled it’s Lansing (LAN) to Washington DC (DCA) route but it now appears the American Airlines will be taking up the route pending FAA approval. If approved this will be American’s first time flying to Lansing in recent history. The route will be operated on a CRJ-700 with 2 classes of service with departure from Lansing at 7:10 AM and the return flight from DCA departing at 5:30 PM. This would be perfect for businesses and government workers (Lansing is the State capital). American also stated that if the route is successful they will add 3x daily service to Chicago (ORD) in order to provide a multitude of connecting options.
For more info see the announcement from the Lansing Airport.